Business Notes: May 8, 2022

The Gazette’s Business Notes is a compendium of the week’s promotions, new hires, certifications, added business lines and business events, among other items, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and the rest of the Corridor.

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New Hires

Melissa Wahl joined Horizons, A Family Service Alliance as director of community health and nutrition, overseeing the Meals on Wheels programs in Linn and Johnson counties.

Skogman Realty announced as new Realtors Bo Black, Angie Carver, Noah Davis, Curt Goodwin, Kerrie Merck and Zachary Schuler.


GLD Commercial promoted Angie Glick-Martin and Erica Seelman to company principals.


Michael Claninpresident of Safe Money Solutions in Cedar Rapids, earned the Certified Financial Fiduciary designation.


Dubuque Bank and Trust opened its first Cedar Rapids banking center at 320 Third St. SE.


Iowa Workforce Development was recognized by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies for its work to preserve integrity and efficiency in its Information Data Exchange System.


Women Lead Change has partnered with the University of Illinois Chicago for a survey to learn about the challenges professional women face in the current economic climate. The data will be made available as a public report. View the survey at


The next Intentional Insights will be held 11:30 am to 1 pm, June 16 at Matthew 25, 201 Third Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids. The quarterly topic will be, “How Am I Getting in my Own Way?” To register, go to


The first Gazette Business Breakfast panel discussion for 2022, “Doing Business in Pandemic Year 3: How businesses can gain traction,” can be viewed at Panelists are Jessica Dunker, Iowa Restaurant Association; Michele Miller, Wells Enterprises; Chad Simmons, Iowa Black Wall Street Investment Group; and Denny Van Zanten, Pella Corp.

Also, the first installment of the “Gazette Spotlight on…” series of video interviews recognizing organizations and individuals who’ve successfully adapted to these changing times can be seen at Those interviewed are Pat Airy of Goodwill of the Heartland, Chris Skogman of Skogman Realty and Marty Stoll of Shuttleworth and Ingersoll.

Bo Black

Angie Carver

Michael Clanin

Noah Davis

Angie Glick-Martin

Curt Goodwin

Kerrie Merck

Zachary Schuler

Erica Seelman

Melissa Wahl

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